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Quaker Meeting House, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire

QUAKER MEETING HOUSE

Today it's a private residence, but it remains one of the first Quaker meeting house's in Britain. It was built in the 17th Century by William Aldam of Warmsworth. William was the son of Thomas Aldam, close friend of George Fox who founded the Religious Society of Friends.

The Meeting House was historically partitioned into two parts, to divide the men and women - as was the custom in the 18th century. Friends gathered here from miles around, many being country farmers.

Friends from Doncaster used to walk over regularly, and those who couldn't walk to Warmsworth held a meeting in John Clark's House in French Gate.

In 1800 Friends decided to move the Meeting from Warmsworth to Doncaster and bought an old barn on the lane leading to Hexthorpe (West Laith Gate).

The 1706 building was grade II listed in 1968.

Don't Miss

Don't Miss ... the lovely ornate stone plaque on the only wall accessible.

Directions

From the A1(M) take the A630 signposted Warmsworth and Mexborough. Take the third left and it's on your left about 100 yards.

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OPENING TIMES

No access to building itself.

Parking

Very little.

Contact Details

Quaker Lane, Warmsworth, Doncaster

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